The Academy of Country Music and ZinePak will release the Official 2014 ACM Awards ZinePak on March 18. The limited-edition package will spotlight country’s biggest names and brightest new stars. It includes 120 pages with 21 songs and two CDs as well as a ballot with this year’s ACM Awards nominees and six collectible guitar picks. The ZinePak will be available exclusively at Walmart.
“This year’s ACM Awards ZinePak is better than ever,” said Lisa Lee, the Academy’s senior vice president of Creative & Content Production.“Fans can find out everything they need to know about this year’s ACM Award nominees, immerse themselves in the best music of the year and even play along at home with their own ballot. It’s a must-have for any country fan.”
This is the fourth partnership between the ACM and ZinePak. The previous three compilations all debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, despite being released in limited quantities and at only one retailer.
Disc One includes songs from ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Taylor Swift. It also features tracks from ACM Nominees Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore and Justin Moore. Disc Two highlights 10 of country’s fastest rising newcomers.
The magazine also includes exclusive interviews with more than 30 artists and an inside look at the Academy, including the history behind the organization and the ACM Awards. Fans will also have access to 20 exclusive videos and photo galleries through the free ZinePak All Access app.
“We are so excited to give fans even more exclusive content in this year’s ACM Awards ZinePak through the ZinePak All Access app!” ZinePak co-founder Brittany Hodak said. “By scanning specific pages, fans can watch interviews from stars like Luke Bryan, Jerrod Niemann, Eric Paslay and Blake Shelton.”
The package is available at Walmart.com and Walmart stores nationwide beginning March 18, while supplies last. The ACM Awards, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will air live from Las Vegas on CBS on Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c.